USS SEAWOLF (SS-197)
OPERATED OUT OF BRISBANE SUBMARINE BASE
DURING WW2

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US Navy Submarine USS Seawolf (SS-197) operated out of the Brisbane Submarine Base during WW2. 

Members of the 978th Signal Service Company who had been trained in jungle survival and jungle warfare skills at Camp Tabragalba near Beaudesert would sometimes used the US Navy Submarine base in Brisbane as their departure point for insertion into the Philippines via submarine. Members of the 978th Signal Service Company provided 13 landing parties from 12 November 1943 until 22 October 1944 for insertion into the Philippines via submarines out of Brisbane, Darwin, and New Hollandia. Twelve of the 13 parties were successfully inserted. Party Eleven was lost on 3 October 1944 when the USS Seawolf (SS-197) was sunk with all hands off Morotai Island, Indonesia. Unfortunately the cause was friendly fire by USS Rowell (DE-403) and aircraft.

 

 

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